The project was facilitated by ex-military coaches and mentors from Fusion Community Initiatives and created a wonderful new facility for school pupils, with many volunteers taking on new challenges while working alongside people they had not met before.
Chris McCartney, Assistant Head at Calthorpe Academy, said: “We’re really thankful to all our volunteers. Their hard work has opened up an otherwise no-go zone for pupils and delivered an amazing outdoor space for personal development through play. We now have a lovely walkway and outdoor classroom in our small wooded area; not bad for inner city Birmingham!”
Kenilworth RFC’s Jai Purewal commented: “Our rugby club has a long tradition of charity and community support, not just in Kenilworth but also further afield, and is a Wooden Spoon Partner Rugby Club. We are very grateful to our members, sponsors and supporters for all of their support. This has been challenging but very rewarding and we have left a lasting legacy from our efforts for the benefit of pupils now and in the future.”
The event was also attended by former Leicester Tigers and England legend, Tim Stimpson, who added: “This has been great for me because I am an ambassador for Wooden Spoon and a while back I helped bring Kenilworth RFC on as a partner club. It’s great to catch up with Jai and others while doing great things for those who need our help.”